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The United States Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the disruption of Hamas’ financial mechanisms.
In an announcement published on Friday, the State Department said it was seeking information on Hamas financial facilitators Abdelbasit Hamza Elhassan Khair, Amer Kamal Sharif Alshawa, Ahmed Sadu Jahleb, Walid Mohammed Mustafa Jadallah, and Muhammad Ahmad ‘Abd Al-Dayim Nasrallah.
The statement provided the following details on each individual:
Abdelbasit Hamza Elhassan Mohamed Khair, “Hamza,” is a Sudan-based Hamas financier who has managed numerous companies in Hamas’s investment portfolio and was previously involved in the transfer of almost $20 million to Hamas, including funds sent directly to senior Hamas financial officer and U.S.-designated Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) Mahir Jawad Yunis Salah. The network used by Hamza to launder money and generate revenue for Hamas includes Sudan-based Al Rowad Real Estate Development, which the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated as an SDGT in May 2022. Hamza also has longstanding financing ties to al-Qa’ida and Usama bin Laden-linked companies in Sudan.
Amer Kamal Sharif Alshawa, Ahmed Sadu Jahleb, and Walid Mohammed Mustafa Jadallah are Hamas operatives and are part of Hamas’s investment network in Türkiye.
Türkiye-based Alshawa is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Trend GYO and has served as a board member on several Hamas investment portfolio companies.
Türkiye-based Jahleb serves as the Hamas investment portfolio secretary and coordinates various activities for Hamas-controlled companies and Hamas officials.
Türkiye-based Jadallah serves on the boards of several investment portfolio companies.
Muhammad Ahmad ‘Abd Al-Dayim Nasrallah is a longtime Hamas operative with close ties to Iranian entities. He has been involved in the transfer of tens of millions of dollars to Hamas, including to Hamas’s military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassim Brigades.
“On October 18, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated all five individuals as SDGTs under Executive Order 13224, as amended, which targets terrorist groups and their supporters,” the statement noted. “The U.S. Department of State designated Hamas a Foreign Terrorist Organization in October 1997 and an SDGT entity in October 2001.”
It continued, “Rewards may be provided for information leading to the identification and disruption of: any source of revenue for Hamas or its key financial facilitation mechanisms; major Hamas donors or financial facilitators; financial institutions or exchange houses facilitating Hamas transactions; businesses or investments owned or controlled by Hamas or its financiers; front companies engaged in international procurement of dual-use technology on behalf of Hamas; criminal schemes involving Hamas members and supporters which financially benefit the organization.”
Anyone with information on these or other Hamas financial facilitators should contact Rewards for Justice via Signal, Telegram, or WhatsApp at +1-202-702-7843.
For more details, please visit the Rewards for Justice website HERE.